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SF/Fantasy podcasts have become more common every year. Here are the winners of the 2012 Parsec Awards, which celebrate the best of speculative fiction podcasting and were announced on September 1, 2012 at DragonCon in Atlanta:

Best Small Cast Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form):“The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: Precarious Child,” Pip Ballantine

Best Small Cast Speculative Fiction Story (Long Form):“Underwood and Flinch: A Vampire Novel,” Mike Bennett

Best Large Cast Speculative Fiction Story:“The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: The Seven,” P.C. Haring

More winners and nominees can be found at http://ow.ly/ej7rL.

As we near the end of the year, “best of” lists provide ideas for gifts or as spurs to catching up on the best speculative fiction of the past year. Here are the winners of the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards since 2000:

Hugo Awards

2011 Blackout/All Clear, by Connie Willis

2010 The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi and The City and the City, by China Miéville

gaiman Science Fiction & Fantasy News2009 The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

2008 The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, by Michael Chabon

2007 Rainbows End, by Vernor Vinge

2006 Spin, by Robert Charles Wilson

2005 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke

2004 Paladin of Souls, by Lois McMaster Bujold

2003 Hominids, by Robert J. Sawyer

2002 American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

2001 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling

2000 A Deepness in the Sky, by Vernor Vinge

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Nebula Awards

2011 Among Others, by Jo Walton

2010 Blackout/All Clear, by Connie Willis

windup Science Fiction & Fantasy News2009 The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi

2008 Powers, by Ursula K. Le Guin

2007 The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, by Michael Chabon

2006 Seeker, by Jack McDevitt

2005 Camouflage, by Joe Haldeman

2004: Paladin of Souls, by Lois McMaster Bujold

2003 The Speed of Dark, by Elizabeth Moon

2002 American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

2001 The Quantum Rose, by Catherine Asaro

2000 Darwin’s Radio, by Greg Bear

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